Health & Science

PetMD Editorial
Jul 26,2018

Everyone has read the book or seen the new or original version of the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Lorax,” or at least heard about it. “The Lorax” is famous for its message of environmental consciousness, and according to The New York Times, it has been translated into more than a dozen languages and…

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PetMD Editorial
Jul 25,2018

More than 10,000 years ago, it is believed that dogs first entered North America by being brought over by settlers traveling through the Bering Land Bridge, a bridge that used to connect North America and Asia.

These dogs were the first domesticated animals that Native American societies…

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PetMD Editorial
Jul 23,2018

Washington, D.C., is taking action to understand the growing populations of cats, both owned and feral, within the city.

A coalition of organizations—the Humane Rescue Alliance, the Humane Society of the United States, PetSmart Charities and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute—…

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PetMD Editorial
Jul 19,2018

In a randomized trial, researchers from the University of California, Irvine found that therapy dogs reduced symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Led by Sabrina E. B. Schuck, PhD, MA, the trial found that children with ADHD who received canine assisted…

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PetMD Editorial
Jul 03,2018

Online pet retailer, Chewy.com, has expanded into another realm of the pet industry this week.

On July 2, 2018, they announced the introduction of Chewy Pharmacy, a one-stop online pharmacy for prescription pet medications. They explain in a Facebook post, “Getting your pet’s medication…

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PetMD Editorial
Jun 26,2018

Science has found that flowers work in a variety of ways to attract bees and other pollinators to them in order to speed up the pollination process.

A recent study found that bumblebees not only follow the visual cues—lines and patterns that point to the middle of the flower and color…

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PetMD Editorial
Jun 05,2018

In March of 2018 on the Ol Pejeta wildlife conservation sanctuary, the last male northern white rhinoceros (NWR), Sudan, passed away. Now, there are only two northern white rhinoceroses left in the world, both of which are female.

When the last male northern white rhinoceros passed away,…

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